Testament of Job

In the 2nd century AD, the Testament of Job was used by the Christian Montanist sect, and the Gnostic Valentinian sect. The Testament of Job appears to have never been accepted by orthodox Christians, however, a synopsis of the testament was included in orthodox translations of the Septuagint's Book of Job since the 3rd century, where it was described as being in the Syriac Bible of the time. More

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About the Series: Testaments of the Patriarchs
In the early Christian era, many Testaments of the Patriarchs circulated in Jewish and Christian communities, the foremost being the Testaments of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The other major testaments were grouped together as the Testaments of the Twelve, which included the Testaments of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin. These testaments were widely accepted by the early Christian churches, and continue to form part of the Armenian Bible. The books were popular in Western Europe during the Middle Ages when they were generally considered authentic ancient Jewish texts. The current academic view is that there was a simpler Hebrew Jewish version that was then updated in the early Christian era by Greek speakers that added the Christian prophesies.

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